billexium
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Delivery Date: 06 Jun 2019
Leaf Number: 311892
Location: Mesa, AZ

Re: New owner of a 2018 Leaf S

Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:48 pm

TheLostPetrol wrote:
billexium wrote:3. ... But if I did need to charge at my house, I planned to "share" my electric dryer 240 outlet. But the connection on the Leaf charging cable is different than the three pronged dryer outlet. Is there an easy/cheap adapter or work around this issue?

If your dryer circuit is only 30 amps, you would not want to use it, regardless of the availability of an adapter. The LEAF will draw 27.5 amps at 240 volts, and for a long-term (not sure what the criterion is, but charging for an hour or more would surely qualify) draw, you don't want to exceed 80% of the circuit's rating. Neither the LEAF nor Nissan's EVSE can be configured to limit the current to 30*.8=24 amps.


Yikes, I hadn't looked into the 240 outlet situation in depth before purchasing as I plan to do almost all my charging at the office. But the new EV spaces aren't opening until next Monday. I guess I will just keep trickle charging until then! Thanks to everyone for all the feedback.

I will look into the AC timer option. My wife and I will be sharing the car as she really likes the e-pedal feature and has a gas sucking SUV, so the app would have been nice for us both to be able to access whenever. Lesson learned! But so far the AC blows quite cold quickly so it really isn't a huge deal. Hopefully the same holds true tomorrow and Thursday with a high of 109! :o

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Re: New owner of a 2018 Leaf S

Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:51 pm

You can get a 24 amp or lower 240 volt EVSE that will work fine with the dryer outlet. You can also get one that adjusts amperage (manually) in case you ever upgrade the circuit.
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Re: New owner of a 2018 Leaf S

Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:34 am

LeftieBiker wrote:You can get a 24 amp or lower 240 volt EVSE that will work fine with the dryer outlet. You can also get one that adjusts amperage (manually) in case you ever upgrade the circuit.


That is the road I took. FYI; 24 amp EVSEs are cheap and TBT, its a question of finishing a charge at 4 AM over 3 AM... Like I really care? Besides, my panel is garbage so pushing its limits is not really something I am comfortable with.
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